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Indian women are locked in with their abusers, but are finding new ways to seek help

Several domestic abuse helplines say the number of calls has fallen since the lockdown kicked in last week. But the number of complaints hasn’t.
An aurat march in Karachi | @auratmarch2020 | Instagram

For Pakistani men, Aurat March is the real coronavirus

Women marching with placards, using slogans like 'mera jism meri marzi' are not 'good women’. And how dare they oppose maulanas and misogynists, Pakistan's real feminists?
File Photo of protests at the India Gate seeking justice for 2012 Delhi gangrape case | Flickr

Domestic violence top crime against women, sedition cases doubled in 2018: NCRB data 

NCRB data for 2018 pegged Uttar Pradesh as the most unsafe for women while Madhya Pradesh recorded the most number of rape cases.    
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath | PT

UP to set up 218 fast-track courts to speed up trials of rapes, crimes against children cases

The UP cabinet approved the proposal, and said the cost of setting up these courts will be split with the Centre.

Hyderabad encounter jubilation: Is faith in due process for rape victims broken?

In an unprecedented development in the Hyderabad rape-murder case of a vet, all four accused were shot dead by Telangana police Friday.
Girls along with activists take part in a candle light protest over the Hyderabad rape and murder case, in New Delhi. | PTI

‘They punctured her scooter & waited’ — how 4 men executed horrific Hyderabad rape-murder

“Keep talking to me,” the Hyderabad vet had told her sister before her phone was switched off. Police piece together the crime sequence.
A protest demanding justice for the victims of Kathua and Unnao rape cases

NCRB data shows spike in reported rape after 2012 Nirbhaya case has tapered off

After two years of waiting for NCRB’s report on crimes in India, delay is just one of the many problems.
Unnao rape survivor's case

Unnao rape survivor’s case shows rural India needs a MeToo

Every remedial step available to Unnao woman was hindered by BJP MLA Kuldeep Sengar and other men who kept making her complaint irrelevant.
NCRB data shows in 2016, Haryana registered one gang rape every two days (representational Image)

14-year-old gang-raped in Dehradun school was force-fed chillies & papaya for 6 days

School authorities, having learnt that she was pregnant, tried to induce miscarriage to ensure that school didn't get a 'bad name'.
Rape

National Crime Records Bureau adds more than 5 lakh names to database of sex offenders

The database keeps a record of offenders convicted under charges of rape, gang rape, POCSO and eve teasing.

On Camera

A doctor wearing protective gear at Guwahati Medical College Hospital | Pitamber Newar | ANI

Dear Indians, don’t clap for doctors battling Covid-19 if you don’t want them as neighbours

Banging utensils to thank doctors is hypocritical if landlords are forcefully evicting them due to paranoia that they might spread Covid-19.

How is Modi’s BJP different from the one founded by Advani-Vajpayee 40 years ago?

Forty years ago, Atal Bihari Vajpayee and L.K. Advani founded BJP. Today it's led by Narendra Modi-Amit Shah duo, who have won two general elections with full majority.

Defence

Indian Army (representational image) | Photo: PTI

5 Special Forces men, 5 terrorists: How a deadly hand-to-hand fight at the LoC unfolded

Five commandos of the elite 4 Para were killed in action after they eliminated 5 terrorists from Pakistan in close combat in J&K’s Keran sector.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.